Courier Country could be one of the best places in the UK to see the highly anticipated ‘supermoon’ tonight.
The east coast of Scotland is set to avoid the rain storm drifting in from the west coast until late on Monday night, meaning clear skies for the peak viewing period at around 6pm.
Sky-gazers are expected to flock to Mills Observatory to view the spectacle, which will see the moon grow to its largest size in 70 years.
The moon will be an estimated 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual as a result of a closer than usual orbit to the Earth.
A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Most of the UK will be cloudy, certainly until tomorrow morning.
“However, the good news is that the best chances of seeing the supermoon is in eastern Scotland.
“That’s not a guarantee of course but the best chance to see it will probably be at around 18.00 tonight in the area stretching all the way down the east coast from Inverness to the Humber.
“If people want to take photos, it’s probably better to do so before it gets completely dark such as in late afternoon when skies are clearest.
“There will be a rain storm moving in from the west overnight meaning heavy rainfall in parts but by early morning it will have moved through leaving cloudy skies behind.”
David Paterson, secretary of the Dundee Astronomical Society added: “It will be interesting, particularly when the moon comes over the horizon, because this is when it looks much, much bigger than it actually is in reality.
“It will be a good opportunity to get pictures of buildings and things with the moon in the background.
“The observatory will be open as normal and we hope to see people come up to have a look during the event.”